Well isn't this something I'm blogging for a second time today but I figure I would because my cousin told me about this. Now first thing I want to say is, we all have the right to say what we want to say and I respect the people (not how they believe but they have their rights here in our country). What I'm talking about is what the American Atheists put on a billboard in New Jersey (I think). Anyways the billboard has the three wise men coming to a scene of the manger with a star over the manger. And the billboard says, "You KNOW it's a Myth / This Season, Celebrate REASON!"
You know I understand them not liking our holiday because I don't like their holiday either that is celebrated in April on the first day. But here is my point I want to make, if we are wrong for celebrating Christmas because I BELIEVE in the virgin birth. Then everyone shouldn't celebrate Christmas because of Santa Claus because that is definitely a myth there!!! (Hopefully there are no small children that read this blog. LOL!) Come on folks lets get serious. Now read this very carefully because I'm not an atheist but these are some thoughts that have been going through my head here lately. Why do we put up trees and put lights on the outside of our houses? Why do we turn blue (freezing to death) on Black Friday? (Which is something I've never done.) Why do we give gifts on Jesus' birthday? (And that doesn't mean I wouldn't like a few.) I mean I can't understand why we do some of the things we do.
Christmas is to celebrate Jesus! But were there any Christmas trees up or lights on the manger? The only light was a star to guide some rich smart guys to Jesus. And the night He was born angels sang the announcement to shepherds (some poor and maybe even dumb guys). So if we are wrong then others are wrong too and we should take all the stuff down and forget about it. But because my Saviour was born on this day (which some speculate that he was really born in April, ah, warmer weather!), I will celebrate this Christmas and every other one after this one.